A nation whose
spring falls to decay,
She always craves for the good old days.
A poppy grows though from her dusty gems,
It also takes a gown of fading stems.1
Here poppy means a young man (of that nation), when every young man of a nation
falls a prey to disappointment and makes no efforts for his revival. As such the
nations can regain their lost prestige by efforts alone. ‘His’ colour is pale
due to disappointments of life.
(1) From Raikhtan (infinitive), ‘me raezad is a present tense; falls, cause to fall.
(2) Rang (colour), Rang preedan (inf.) rang-i-preedah means faded colour, (inf:), to grow pale. (from fear or astonishment).